Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Job Announcement: Teacher 1 Early Head Start


Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the infant/toddler classroom
including planning, carrying out activities, maintaining the classroom
environment, supervising children, parent/teacher conferences and overall
maintenance of the center under the supervision of the Site Supervisor. F/T
benefitted position, salary DOE. One year experience preferred.


  • 12 core ECE units minimum (6 units Infant/Toddler class)
  • Child Development Associate Teacher Permit
  • California Health & Safety Certificate
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Must be able to pass a criminal record clearance

The Resource Connection is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
Return complete employment application, resume and cover letter by fax to 209-
754-1205 or email to or mail to PO Box 919 San Andreas, CA

Closing Date: 03/05/2013

Via Citizen Report: ATTENTION-ACUSD Parents and Residents

I have been notified that there will be a ACUSD board meeting tomorrow night (2/27) at the Amador county administration building with the public period beginning at 6:30pm. The admin. building is located at 810 Court Street in Jackson. From what I've been told, there will be three options presented, the 2 previously mentioned are still on the table, but I was told last night that an "option 3" is now being proposed which would consist of NOT implementing any changes at this time. It would seek to create some community groups/committees to brainstorm feasible cost saving options with a decision to be made in the next 6-12 months. I am supporting option 3 in order to allow more time for gathering crucial student and financial data, consult with all county parents, and come up with some options that will not have such a negative effect on so many families.

If you would like your voice to be heard on this issue please plan on attending tomorrow night's meeting.

Thank you and Sincerely,
Joel Mottishaw

Monday, February 25, 2013

Tutors needed for West Point Elementary students

Tutors needed for West Point Elementary students

WPE students qualify for free tutoring but they are having trouble finding tutors in our area. If you know of anyone who may be interested have them go to and fill out the app. Rate is $18.00/hour

She said qualifications are HS Diploma. If you have any other questions you can call Cheryl Allen at (209) 327-5252


Vicky S. Weatherby
West Point School
(209) 754-2255 ext 3601
(209) 293-4727 fax

ACUSD/ACOE Board Meeting - Wed Feb 27

Click on link below to view agenda

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Beginning Computer Classes - Feb 25, Mar 25 & Apr 22

Beginning Computer classes!

Only three more months of computer instruction are being offered, so if you're interested, register now!
               Email or call:  
            Bonnie Evans

The next classes are scheduled for:
        February 25th, Monday

Amador Senior Center, New York Ranch Road in Jackson
Each three hour course includes a 25 page manual;
the cost is $10 per workshop.

February 25th
9:00 AM - noon / True Beginner's Microsoft Word    We will start with basic computer and keyboard instruction and then introduce the Microsoft Word program (2007-2010).  The majority of this class will be on the "Home" tab (the "Page Layout" tab will be introduced.)  Don't take this class if you're already using the program as we are determined to move as slowly as needed to get true beginners comfortable with the layout of the program and the primary tools.  You can take this course with or without your laptop; I will have tables, chairs, and power cords for you to use.  The Senior Center does not have a computer lab. 

February 25th
1:00 - 4:00 PM / Microsoft Excel    Aintroductory course on Microsoft Excel (2007-2010) but computer confidence is a definite plus!  We will discuss the "Home"tab in detail and then introduce the "Page Layout" tab, "Formula" tab, and spend the last hour on charts and graphs.  We will only introduce math functions and offer one exercise to augment that explanation--we will not cover advance bookkeeping techniques!  This is a hands-on class and requires participants to bring their laptop to the course.  Topics will be introduced and then the group will work on an exercise; facilitator will help with questions and troubleshooting. 

On March 25th, Advanced Beginner Microsoft Word in the morning and Adobe Photoshop in the afternoon
April 22 will be the last two classes offered by this instructor! 

Sorry, can't take drop in participants ... you must pre-register!
Bonnie Evans

Amador Community College Foundation Plans College Information Night - Wed Feb 27

Amador Community College Foundation Plans College Information Night

Amador Community College Foundation (ACCF) will hold a College Information Night
on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 PM for area residents and high school seniors.
The event, which will be held at the Health and Human Services Building, 10877
Conductor Blvd, Suite 700,
will provide information about how to earn AA/AS degrees
online through Coastline Community College (CCC). ACCF is assisting area students
with college and scholarship applications, academic counseling support, tutoring, and
computer and high speed connectivity at their new center in Suite 700 of the Health and
Human Services Building.

During the event, Janice Davis, Argonaut High School Counselor, will present
information about how to earn an accredited AA/AS Degree, Certificates, or complete
transfer programs to California State University or University of California, all
online through ACCF’s collaboration with CCC. Students will also learn about the
multiple academic and career oriented areas of emphasis offered in which they can
earn degrees or certificates through CCC.

“College Information Night is a great opportunity for the students and residents of our
community to learn what ACCF offers in our new home in the Health and Human
Services Building and get great tips on how to earn a degree here in Amador County,”
said County Supervisor, John Plasse, and Chair of the Amador Community College

For more information about this event, contact Janice Davis at (209) 257-7752 or email

A Night With the Authors - Tues Mar 5

The Amador County Library and The Amador Fiction Writers present: A Night With The Authors
Local children’s authors Jo Sarti, Betty Ruth Weatherby, Lawrenzo Manza and Kathy Boyd Fellure will present their latest works Tuesday March 5, 2013 from 5 – 6:30 PM at the Ione Branch Library. The Ione Branch Library is located at: 25 East Main Street in Ione.
Light refreshments will be served.
For any questions regarding this event you may call the Ione Branch at 209-274-2560 or the Main branch at 209-223-6400.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Via Citizen Report: 2013 Argonaut Jr. Mustangs Football & Cheerleading Registration

2013 Argonaut Jr. Mustangs Football & Cheerleading Registration

Priority Registration (for returning players only) - Thursday, March 21, 6-8pm, Mountain Mike's Pizza in Jackson; Registration fee for returning players is $100.
Open Registration - Saturday, March 23, 9-11am, Argonaut High School Gym Lobby; Physicals will be available at Open Registration for $10 (cash only); Registration fee for new players is $150; Please bring a copy of each child's birth certificate.

Try-Out Clinic - Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22, 6-8pm, Argonaut High School Multi-Purpose Room; Wear black shorts, white t-shirt, athletic shoes, and hair pulled back in ponytail.
Try-Outs & Registration - Sunday, March 24, 2pm, Ione Jr. High School Multi-Purpose Room; Registration immediately following postings; Registration fee for cheerleaders is $100; Please bring a copy of each child's birth certificate if not previously provided.
Children who are 7-years-old by September 1 up to 14-years-old by September 1 may participate. Contact Jenny at (209) 256-2712 if you have any questions.

Via Citizen Report: Open Meeting at Ione Elementary School - Thurs Feb 21

VIA CITIZEN REPORT: OPEN MEETING meeting tomorrow at 5:30 at the Ione Elementary School in which the District Superintendent plans to present two options-- The first is to bus all 6th graders in the county to Jackson Jr High and all 7th & 8th graders to Ione Jr High. The other option is to leave the schools as they currently are, with the exception of the 6th graders in Ione and Jackson. They would be rotated into the 7th & 8 th grade rotation, instead of in stand alone classes. All of the info is located in the district website.

Ione parents received a letter last night, but I do not know if the rest of the schools got one. If the district goes with option 1, it will affect all schools in the county.

Submitted by Julie Scheafer

Friday, February 15, 2013

Amador Community College Foundation Board Meeting - Thurs Feb 21

Amador Community College Foundation


Thursday, February 21, 2013
810 Court Street, Jackson, CA
Conference Room #C
2:30 PM Regular Meeting of ACCF

Discussion/Action Items

1) Organization: Discussion
a) Madeleine: Outreach report

2) Curriculum Access: Discussion
a) Janice: College Information Night – February 27, 2013
b) Madeleine: Folsom Lake Pilot ITV course status report
c) Karen: Our Night Sky status report

3) Partnerships &
4) Facilities: Discussion and Possible Action to Approve
a) John: HHS Building Suite 700 for computer lab – sublease agreement
b) John: report re technology committee’s recommendations for purchase of equipment

5) Marketing: Discussion and Possible Action to Approve
a) Karen: recommendation of webmaster from RFQ process

6) Finance: Discussion
a) Karen: Bunsen to Beaker 5K Run status report

Committee Member Initiatives (Non agenda items reported/Suggested by members)

ADJOURNMENT: Until Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 2:30 PM


Friday, February 1, 2013

AAUWAmador: Hunger in Amador County - Thurs Feb 28

The Amador Branch of the American Association of University Women  (AAUW) is proud to present a forum on Hunger in Amador County.  The program will be held on Thursday, February 28, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Margaret Dalton Children’s Center, 975 Broadway, Jackson and is open to the public.   Speakers include representatives from the Interfaith Food Bank, First 5, WIC, Social Services, ACUSD, UCCE, and Common Ground.  Each speaker will provide information on their agency, which population and how many they serve, and how they are funded.  Participants will have the opportunity to view the new Children's Center For more information call 267-5626.

Donations of non-perishable food will be collected and given to the Interfaith Food Bank.